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Colombia rebels unanimously approve peace accord with govt

  • Rebel delegates celebrate after the leadership of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, ratified the peace deal with the Colombian government in the final statement of their 10th conference in Yari Plains, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. FARC members on Friday gave their unanimous support to the peace agreement reached last month. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    Rebel delegates celebrate after the leadership of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, ratified the peace deal with the Colombian government in the final statement of their 10th conference in Yari Plains, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. FARC members on Friday gave their unanimous support to the peace agreement reached last month. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, announces that the group's 10th conference ratified the peace deal with the Colombian government in Yari Plains, southern Colombia, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. FARC leaders on Friday gave their unanimous support to the peace agreement at their final conference as a guerrilla army. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, announces that the group's 10th conference ratified the peace deal with the Colombian government in Yari Plains, southern Colombia, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. FARC leaders on Friday gave their unanimous support to the peace agreement at their final conference as a guerrilla army. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rebels cheer during the closing event of the 10th conference held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, in Yari Plains, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. FARC leaders gave their unanimous support to a peace agreement reached last month with the government. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    Rebels cheer during the closing event of the 10th conference held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, in Yari Plains, Colombia, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. FARC leaders gave their unanimous support to a peace agreement reached last month with the government. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)  (The Associated Press)

Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have given their unanimous support to a peace agreement with the government.

Rebel leader Ivan Marquez made the announcement Friday at the conclusion of a week-long conference in a remote rural area of southern Colombia that was the FARC's last as a rebel army.